Democracy Now! Friday, July 16, 2004
Producer Democracy Now!Audio/Visual sound, color
* Hersh: Abu Ghraib Abuse Worse Than Reported
* Foreign Ministry Security Chief Assassinated in Iraq
* UK Blocks US Efforts to Build $10M Saddam Museum
* Army Drops Charges Against Georg Pogany For Cowardice
* National Labor Board Rules Against Graduate Student Unions
* U.S. House Members Call for UN Monitors For 2004 Elections
* More Headlines…
Outfoxed: New Documentary Charges Fox News Tailored Coverage to Back Bush
We take a look at a new documentary: “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism,” that accuses the Fox News Channel of tailoring its coverage to back President Bush. We play excerpts of the documentary and speak with its producer and director, Robert Greenwald as well as Larry Johnson a former CIA agent and former Fox News contributor.
Robert Fisk On Sovereignty, Martial Law, and Continuing Violence in the New Iraq
We go to Baghdad to speak with Robert Fisk, Chief Middle East correspondent for the London Independent, about the continuing violence in Iraq, house raids and phone tapping, and the unelected prime minister Iyad Allawi.
"The Greatest Poet of the 20th Century In Any Language" - Celebrating Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda
Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda would have turned 100 years old this week. We speak with poet and professor Martin Espada who teaches creative writing, Latino poetry, and the work of Pablo Neruda. He recently returned from Chile where he was invited to participate in the celebration of the Neruda centenary.